[xubuntu-users] Receiving error message on updates

François P. Rotzinger Am843 at gmx.ch
Sun Jan 15 16:56:32 UTC 2017

A simple solution: install "wine", and all of these fonts are installed. 
Otherwise, you can install the MS fonts manually in /usr/share/fonts


On 01/15/2017 05:41 PM, John R. Sowden wrote:
> I have been receiving this error message for about 2 weeks. It says:
> The following packages requested additional data downloads after 
> package installation, but the data could not be downloaded or could 
> not be processed.     ttf-mscorefonts-installer
> The data appears to be Microsoft brand fonds.  I use Linux (Xubuntu 
> 16.04).  I run Libra-office for a program that might use these fonts.  
> I do not use MS brand fonts, although my spreadsheets come up with 
> Arial, which I must change to FreeSans.
> When I "run this action now", it opens a terminal, asks for my root 
> password and appears to try to download files with a .exe file type.
> Thoughts?
> John

François P. Rotzinger
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